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Notice that General Stanley McChrystal does not support private use of assault weapons. And Stan is the authority on counter terrorism. I was on active duty for seven years, was Unit Property Book officer for 5 years in three different units during which time I held all of my units’ weapons locked up safe and secure in my unit arms rooms. So perhaps our Constitution does permit Congress to require that all civilians who would chose to own military style weapons to secure them in a “well regulated” militia’s arms room! Five weapon safes cost less than $300. If that’s good for the active duty geese, it ought to be good for the ganders, too.
"Folks, I don't know about you, but when I see a photo of a dirty, exhausted, cigarette-smoking, profane language-using, sweaty, smelly, tattooed young Marine or GI on the TV, to me, he is closer to God than any clean-cut, well-dressed, well-spoken young man in a church, a ward, a temple, or a synagogue. ‘The Lord is a man of war and the Lord is his name' - Exodus 15:3."
Guest commentary by Susan Stamper Brown
Looks like Leon Panetta is headed from the CIA to the Pentagon and General Patraeus is headed from Afghanistan to the CIA. Lucky them! Wonder who gets stuck with Afghanistan?
Pat Tillman was many things to many people: a son, brother, husband, friend and, as a player for Arizona State University and the Arizona Cardinals, a football star who drew cheers for his exciting, physical style.
In this April 2, 2003 file photo, then-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal takes part in a briefing at the Pentagon.
Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was forced to retire because of remarks he made to a Rolling Stone reporter. Having read the article that led to his departure, I feel strangely validated. “The Runaway General” described by journalist Michael Hastings is exactly the arrogant individual I believed him to be.
“High Command insubordination, yes, but General McChrystal should be recognized for his fortitude in expressing what he thinks, and what the majority of the United States thinks, about the competence of the administration and its decisions on the Middle East conflict(s).”
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermined civilian control of the military and eroded trust on the president's war team.
FILE - In this May 10, 2010 file photo, Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl W. Eikenberry brief reporters ahead of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit at the White House. An article out this week in "Rolling Stone" magazine depicts Gen. Stanley McChrystal as a lone wolf on the outs with many important figures in the Obama administration and unable to convince even some of his own soldiers that his strategy can win the war. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
MARJAH, Afghanistan — Two U.S. rockets slammed into a home Sunday outside the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah, killing 12 civilians after Afghanistan's president appealed to NATO to take care in its campaign to seize the town.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's planned troop buildup in Afghanistan came in for more skepticism on Capitol Hill Thursday with lawmakers zeroing in on how the U.S. will deal with terrorist havens in neighboring Pakistan.
WASHINGTON — War-weary Americans will support more fighting in Afghanistan once they understand the perils of losing, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday, announcing he was ready to spell out war plans virtually sure to include tens of thousands more U.S. troops.
KABUL — Warlords helped drive the Russians from Afghanistan, then shelled Kabul into ruins in a bloody civil war after the Soviets left.
U.S. Sen. John McCain said that Americans are in the toughest times he can remember and that President Barack Obama hasn't brought the change in Washington that he promised.
Martin Schram: Down in the top-secret depths of the White House Situation Room, President Barack Obama and a table full of officials went through the long-awaited results of the Pentagon's new war game, designed to predict outcomes of two troop strategy options in the once-won, then-neglected, now-grim Afghanistan war. What has been happening in the Situation Room during the last six weeks is what should have been happening there during the last eight years of the previous administration.
WASHINGTON — Rampant government corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if as many as 80,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the war, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials briefed on his recommendations.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to rein in an increasingly politicized debate over whether to send additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, summoning congressional leaders to a White House meeting and asking for patience until he completes an assessment over the next few weeks.
The Obama administration is divided over a request by the top military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, to send up to 40,000 more U.S. soldiers to the embattled nation.
This photo provided by the White House shows President Barack Obama meeting with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, aboard Air Force One in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mike Reagan: President Obama, it is time to listen to your field generals over liberal Washington politicos, just as you did in February of this year when you approved an initial increase of 21,000 troops. It is now time to give Gen. McChrystal the troops he needs to get the job done.
KABUL — It's been a summer of setbacks in Afghanistan — with rising casualties, a divisive election and growing public doubts about the war in the United States and among key allies.